Leinster Activity Wraps Up for Christmas
The last of the games and courses for 2018 in Leinster have taken place over the past number of weeks and we look forward to it all coming to fruition once the new year arrives.
Speed League, St. Lomans
In Westmeath, a successful Speed League was implemented in St.Lomans GAA Club facility with the teenagers of Westmeath invited into a series of speed leagues based on fun, involvement and player led games. This followed on from a successful U8 coaching workshop delivered by Peter Casey on Monday 26th November where 22 Westmeath coaches attended, and all went home with new ideas and skills for 2019. They now look forward to the Foundation Coaching course scheduled for Saturday 2nd February in Clonkill GAA – please contact the County Development Officer if interested in attending.
Cathal Egan, National Referee delivers Referee Course in Fenagh
In Carlow a conversion Referee course was excellently delivered by Cathal Egan in Fenagh on Friday 16th November. This follows their recent Club Forum where refereeing was an area the clubs wished to improve on, so well done on working on the needs of the clubs.
Level 1 Coaching Course
Finally, to Dublin who completed Level 1 Coaching Courses this Winter in Kilmacud Crokes and Naomh Olaf clubs respectively. Congrats to all the new Level 1 qualified coaches and best of luck in your new season ahead.
Abbottstown holds Goalkeeping Course
Many thanks to Abbottstown and the National GAA Development Centre for the use of its beautiful facility to host our first official Camogie Goalkeepers Coach Course. We’d like to also thank lead tutor, David Herity, for delivering his knowledge and personal stories of goalkeeping as a player and coach.
Attendees at Goalkeeping Course, Abbottstown
We thank the players who took the time to come demonstrate goalkeeping activities led by David Herity throughout the afternoon. We also want to thank the coaches who expressed great interest in developing themselves as coaches, which will be beneficial to their players in the future. We’re thrilled with the success of the course and are looking forward to the next one in 2019.
Seán Treacys hold School’s Mixed Blitz
Séan Treacy’s Camogie club held a primary school mixed blitz in North Armagh. There were six schools, eight teams and 60 kids playing. A coaching workshop was held by Martin Fogarty for teacher’s afterschool, in which 19 teachers attended. There was really positive feedback from the schools and the enthusiasm from the children was awesome. This is a fantastic achievement as the club is only a small hurling club with limited resources.
Congratulations to all involved.